Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Test Prep eLibrary

The Library is excited to announce the addition of Mometrix eLibrary for some hard-to-find test prep books.


For students who are preparing for the CPA you now have access to CPA Exam Secrets.  The guide covers the content on the test and also provides "insight into typical test taking mistakes and how to overcome them."

Athletic Training

You now have a way to better prepare for the Board of Certification Candidate Examination through Secrets of the NATA-BOC Exam.  As with the CPA book it covers content and also covers typical mistakes.  Content includes injury/illness prevention and wellness protection, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, treatment and rehabilitation, organizational and professional health and well-being, musculature/innvervation review of the arm and back, myotome and dermatome screening reference, guidelines for professional rescuers, guidelines for standard precautions, and more bonus material.


Those students in the master's program for counseling know there are two tests to prepare for - the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) which you take at the beginning of the program and the National Counselor Examination (NCE) which is necessary for certification.  There are both study guides and practice questions for each of these tests.

Graduate School / Law School / Medical School

Those wishing to attend graduate school, law school, or medical school often need to take one or more of the following tests for admission.  This eLibrary carries test prep for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).


Nursing students may find the NCLEX Review Book: NCLEX-RN Secrets Study Guide of help as they prepare for this licensure examination.  It contains a complete review of the test, practice tests, and video tutorials on select subjects.

There are other places to obtain test prep materials, such as LearningExpress Library with PrespSTEP as well as Ebook Central and EBSCO eBooks.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back for the Spring 2018 semester.  Because of the way the school calendar is laid out at the beginning we wanted to clarify our hours through the first week of classes.  As most of you know classes will not actually begin until January 16th which is a Tuesday.  This is due to the Martin Luther King Holiday on the 15th.  Because of it falling outside of the regular semester we will not be open later on that day.  The first day of library hours will be the 16th.

As usual, the Library will only be open until 9 PM that first week of classes.  So the hours for the 16th-18th will be 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  As per our policy the doors will be locked 10 minutes before closing time, so if you need to come by make sure you are in the library by 8:50 p.m.  The hours on the 19th will be 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Regular hours will resume on Saturday, January 20th.

As a reminder, our regular hours are:
Sunday:  4:00 PM - Midnight
Monday-Thursday:  7:30 AM - Midnight
Friday:  7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:  Noon - 5:00 PM

These hours will change during breaks and holidays, so check the calendar on the Library home page at for any changes to hours and also for any special events that the Library may be hosting.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Comments & Suggestions

You may or may not have noticed, but we have a new area on the Library home page labeled "Comments" - and if you haven't noticed it take a look at the upper left hand corner under the library banner and you'll see the graphic shown to the left.

We have put this here to enable you to send us feedback - whether you have a complaint or a congratulations on a job well done - this is the place to do that.  While we would rather have a kudos than a complaint we realize that they are extremely valuable to us in finding out what is working and not working for you the user.  So if you have a complaint or a concern or simply a suggestion on improving the library we want your feedback.

These are completely anonymous - we don't ask for your email or your name - we just ask for your input at any time, now or in the future. Rest assured these comments will be going directly to Cynthia Peterson, the Director of Library Services and will be taken with the utmost seriousness.  These are also not taking the place of the library surveys we give and we hope you'll participate in the one we'll have in the spring semester as that asks more pointed questions on your satisfaction with specific areas of the library.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Crazy Hours Ahead

This time of the year the library ends up with crazy hours.  Between Thanksgiving break and Christmas nothing seems to be "normal" - at least as far as the times we are open!  So here's a taste of what our hours are like between now and December 21st!

Exam Week

As usual, we extend our hours during exam week and stay open until 2 am for four of those days.  Here's that schedule:
Sunday-Monday, December 3-4:
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM (Card access only)
Monday-Tuesday, December 4-5:
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM (Card access 6PM-2AM)
Tuesday-Wednesday, December 5-6:
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM (Card access 6PM-2AM)
Wednesday-Thursday, December 6-7:
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM (Card access 6PM-2AM)
Thursday, December 7:
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, December 8:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday, December 9-10:

December Mini-Term

Our December Mini-Term hours are shorter than regular semester hours, so please note the hours during this time:
Monday, December 11:
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM (Card access 6PM - 9PM)
Tuesday, December 12:
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM (Card access 6PM-9AM)
Wednesday, December 13:
 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM (Card access 6PM-9AM)
Thursday, December 14:
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM (Card access 6PM-9AM)
Friday, December 15:
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday, December 16-17:

End of Semester & Christmas Holidays

The Library will remain open through December 21st.  Here are the hours for the end-of-semester through the Christmas and New Year holidays:
Monday, December 18
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Card access only)
Tuesday, December 19
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Card access only)
Wednesday, December 20
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Card access only)
Thursday, December 21
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Card access only)
Friday, December 22-Tuesday, January 2

Watch the calendar on the Library home page for the library hours after January 2nd.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Open Access Content Now Available Through JSTOR

JSTOR now has open content, including a growing collection of over 2,000 open access e-books.  In addition there are 500,000 early journal articles in the public domain as well as a large number of other journal content made freely available by JSTOR's publishing partners.

This freely available content is fully searchable and accessible to anyone, but you can take fuller advantage because of the more traditional JSTOR content with which you are already familiar.

All open content includes downloadable full-text PDF files.  There are also free research tools available on the platform.